November 14, 2016
Category: Dental Health

Last week, we began a discussion about what food will benefit your oral health. Dr. Samuels continues the discussion giving five more food options.


1. Cheese:


High in calcium, and low in sugar and acid, cheese is an excellent choice for your oral health. Additionally, cheese contains casein, a protein that strengthens the enamel of our teeth.


2. Sugarless Chewing Gum: 

Chewing gums that contain xylitol are excellent for your oral health. However, not all sugarless chewing gums contain xylitol. Xylitol is a sugar substitute that actually works as an “anti-sugar” of sorts. Xylitol prevents the bacteria and plaque in our mouth from proper metabolizing. Additionally, chewing gum helps to stimulate your saliva rid your mouth of bacteria and plaque.

3. Tap Water: 

Unlike purified or spring water, tap water contains a good amount of fluoride. Fluoride helps to strengthen your teeth and protect against cavities. Tap water will help to reverse the affects that acids and sugars have on your mouth and revitalize your teeth.Pears

4. Pears: 

Similar to other fruits and vegetables listed, pears help to stimulate saliva production. An additional benefit of pears is they are much less citric than other fruits. 

5. Yogurt: 

Like cheese, yogurt is a great source of casein and phosphates that help to reverse the affects of acids and sugars.

As a rule of thumb of foods to avoid, avoid foods high in sugar, acid, and stickiness. These foods fuel the plaque and germs in your mouth that can wreak havoc in your mouth.  

Dr. Samuels wants you to have a healthy smile. If you would like to schedule a visit at our office in Rockville, MD, we welcome you to contact us at 301-881-4200.


11140 Rockville Pike, Ste 510
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 881-4200